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Belt Replacement - Craftsman 127.28876 Operator's Manual

Zero turn riding mower 26hp b&s engine / side discharge / 52-inch wide, 22hp b&s engine / side discharge / 42-inch wide, 22hp b&s engine / side discharge / 36-inch wide
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BELT REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Always use Craftsman Professional replacement belts, not general purpose belts.
Craftsman Professional belts are specially designed for use on this mower and will nor-
mally last longer.
CUTTERDECK
BELT
1.
Remove floorplate.
2.
Set the cutterdeck in a middle height-of-cut posi-
tion.
.
Use a 3/8" ratchet and extension to back
tensioning idler off to remove belt from idler.
Remove belt from cutterdeck pulleys.
NOTE: Use the 3/8" ratchet in the square hole A on
the idler.
4.
Remove belt from clutch pulley.
5.
Install the new belt by performing these steps in
reverse order.
A
2 SPINDLE
DECK
3 SPINDLE
DECK
HYDRO TRANSAXLE
DRIVE BELT
1.
Remove cutterdeck belt (see cutterdeck belt
replacement).
2.
Disconnect wire I at clutch M. Remove bolts J
and remove torque restraint.
3.
Using a ratchet with a 9/16" socket, place over
nut at location P. Use the ratchet to rotate it
enough to remove the transaxle drive belt.
4.
Install a new transaxle drive belt by performing
these steps in reverse order.
5.
Inspect the fans. Replace if worn or damaged.
Torque transaxle pulley nut to 28.3-41.6 ft-lbs
(38-56 Nm).
6.
Reinstall cutterdeck belt (see cutterdeck belt
replacement).
BELT TENSION
All belts are tensioned by spring loaded idlers and do not require any adjustment.
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